The Spirits at Sally’s House


Sally is a friend of mine. I have known her since I was 7 years old. She is a very kind person who has had a life filled with spirits, ghosts or guardian angels. I am not sure what follows Sally but I do know they are there and they protect and guide her.

Sally has lived in the same house on the south shore of Long Island New York for her entire life. When Sally married years ago her parents gave Sally and her husband the family home as a gift. Sally has lived there her entire marriage. She raised her children in this house and to this day, still lives in that old family home.

During her lifetime Sally has had good times and bad. The only difference with Sally and other people is that when Sally has a extreme happening in her life, the spirits around her let themselves be known. I know this for a fact as I have witnessed these events first hand while at Sally’s house.

The first time Sally became aware she was going to a mother was when Sally, her sister and I were sitting around talking while having tea in Sally's dining room. Sally mentioned she thought she might be expecting, but she added “ I am not sure yet”. The second Sally said that a guitar that was hanging on the wall in the dinning room started to play. It did not make a few notes due to weather change or temperature adjustment, it played part of a song!

When the guitar started to strum out this little tune I did what anyone would do, I jumped to my feet yelling “ Oh my God, oh my God” with my hands in the air frightened to death. Sally and her sister were a bit more laid back and just sat there. I then ran out of the dinning room with Sally and her sister running after me. I kept running, knocking chairs out of my way and spewing books on a shelf near the door all over the floor until I was outside and away from the house.

Sally and her sister finally calmed me down enough so I could focus on what was going on. Sally and her sister then explained that they think the spirits of all the family members who lived there before them still hang around. I just stood and starred at them. They went on to tell me that often when either a very good thing happens or very bad things are coming, odd events like the guitar playing, happen in the house. Needless to say Sally was indeed expecting and has a lovely son that loves to play the guitar!

Years passed and I started to become accustom to the odd happenings at Sally’s house. One year Sally’s brother seemed to be out of sorts. Sally thought he may need medical help but she was hesitate to bring the subject up with her brother as she did not want to upset of offend him.

Sally and I were talking about it while out shopping one day. I had seen her brother the night before and was stunned at how awful he looked. I was trying to convince Sally to insist her brother go to a doctor. The conversation of my concern about Sally's brother continued as we unlocked Sally’s front door and entered her house. The second we walked into the house a putrid smell hit us both. It was over powering to the point we both started to retch and run to open the windows. The house smelled like rotting meat.

We searched the entire house without finding what was causing the odor. Then, without rhyme or reason, the odor was gone. It simply vanished.

As we stood in her living room looking at each other we heard muffled meowing coming from the second floor of the home. Sally looked at me and said, “That sounds like Sammy”.

We both ran up the stairs following the sound of the family cats little cries. We followed it to a big dresser that was standing in the hallway in front of and blocking an old linen closet door. The cat continued to cry. We pushed the big heavy chest out of the way and pulled open the linen closet door to find Sammy wedged on the top shelf terrified and shaking. We pulled the cat down and comforted the frightened animal the best we could.

How the cat got into that closet or why that house smelled was simply a confusing unknown. We searched and found no sign of a break-in. Nothing had been taken, the house seemed perfectly fine other then the fact it had that overpowering smell and Sammy was found locked away in a blocked closet!

Sally insisted her brother go to the doctor the next day. The doctor told the family that if her brother had waited another day he could have died. His heart needed immediate surgery, which saved his life. Sally felt the events in the house were a warning to her to get her brother the help he needed.

A few years later I was visiting Sally and her sister at Sally's old family home. We were in the dining room sharing tea . ,We were talking about my decision to get married for a second time. I was in love and very happy but extremely nervous about making the final commitment. I was telling my two friends that I just wish I knew what the right thing was to do. I remarked I thought it was time for me to be a married woman. As soon as those words came out of my mouth a music box sitting on the hutch in the dinning room behind me started to play. It was playing a wedding waltz.

I sat and listened to the lovely little box play the beautiful little song. I laughed and asked my friends how they got the box to play at exactly that time. My friends looked at me and said, “We didn’t”.

Sally got up and walked to the music box and brought it back to the table and placed it in front of me. Sally said, “ Turn it over and look at it, you have to wind it to play, and look at the songs it plays, it is right there on the label where you wind it up.”

I turned the box over and saw the key where you wind it to play. I also read the song titles; it said Jingle Bells and Silent Night.

I turned the key until it was tight and placed the music box on the table to play. In a soft bell like ringing the box played Jingle Bells followed by Silent Night. They were the only songs the music box played. I was stunned. My friends told me the two Christmas songs were the only one the music box plays. My two friends also told me I should get married as the angels of the house approved!

The events in this house are strange without question yet they do not frighten Sally or her family. The family uses the events as the opinions and guidance of those who lived there before them. The family feels it is done in love and caring and have no fear of the activity at all.

I have no idea what is going on in Sally’s house. I do know the events happen. I do know they happen often and I find the attitude of the family the key to making the unknown second nature for this family. They simply think of it as another voice to consider when big issues are at hand. They feel it is just one of their relatives who has passed on adding their two cents to whatever is going on with the family.

Sally’s house seems to be perfectly normal to Sally and her family. There has never been a experience that made them nervous or frightened. In fact the only one who ever seemed upset about the events is Sammy the family cat ! However, a little cuddle and a new mouse toy to chase and even Sammy seems to be content!

Thanks to Chris Holly at Chris Holly's Paranormal World
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